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Tacoma Preparing for Its Largest Ever Auto Import

January 9, 2017

Glovis Composer (Photo: Northwest Seaport Alliance)

Glovis Composer (Photo: Northwest Seaport Alliance)

A roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) vessel carrying a shipment of more than 4,800 vehicles from South Korea is scheduled to arrive January 9 at Tacoma’s Terminal 7, marking the single-largest auto discharge in Port of Tacoma history.

 
At 656 feet long and 106 feet wide, the ship Glovis Composer has a total capacity to transport 6,400 vehicles. During this call, the South Harbor will receive six high and heavy cargoes in addition to 4,818 vehicles to be transported throughout the country as far east as Ohio, according to the Northwest Seaport Alliance.
 
In 2016, discharges from Glovis Composer averaged around 1,825 cars.
 
The ship is expected to return to Korea Tuesday night.
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